COSPAR ISWAT Inaugural Working Meeting: Second AnnouncementNovember 19, 2019, from Mario Bisi
10-14 February 2020
The inaugural working meeting of the COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams (ISWAT) will be held on 10-14 February 2020 at the Radisson Resort, Port Canaveral, Florida, USA. The ISWAT initiative is a global hub addressing challenges across the field of space weather. Information about the ISWAT initiative is available at: https://iswat-cospar.org/.
This meeting also comes inside the launch window of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft from nearby Cape Canaveral.
Go to https://www.iswat-cospar.org/wm2020_registration to register for the meeting now. Submission deadline is 13 December 2019.
ISWAT consists of Teams that focus on a variety of key problems and topics in space weather research and forecasting. The Teams are organised into Clusters (by domain, phenomena, impact, or overarching activities), to facilitate collaboration and ensure complementarity. On the ISWAT website you can register a new Team and request to join registered teams.
Go to “Join ISWAT” tab at the ISWAT website https://iswat-cospar.org to register a Team and/or to join an existing Team(s).
The COSPAR ISWAT initiative is built upon its precursor – the International Forum on Space Weather Capabilities Assessment (https://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/assessment/) initiated during the 2017 International CCMC – LWS Working Meeting: “Assessing Space Weather Understanding and Applications” (https://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/CCMC-LWS_Meeting/). The progress of Forum working teams is highlighted in the AGU Space Weather Journal special issue: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)1542-7390.SW_CASS.
Active Forum Teams are anticipated to register into ISWAT and to participate in the February 2020 ISWAT Meeting.
The 10-14 February 2020 ISWAT meeting will:
-Bring together experts in space weather phenomena across all domains and experts in space environment impacts.
-Improve understanding of user community needs and set targets for Teams to address.
-Expand on-going community-wide research projects and jump-start new campaigns.
-Set the stage for ISWAT’s future, understand how Teams and Clusters must interact in order to achieve long-term objectives.
-Develop approach on how ISWAT can feed into national space weather programs.
-Facilitate establishment of multi-disciplinary global space weather community.
-Develop approach to updating the COSPAR global space weather roadmap into a living document.
We envisage around 100-150 participants and have 10 breakout rooms available at the venue.